The NY Mets are at the Atlanta Braves on ESPN. Jacob deGrom takes the bump for New York, with Mike Soroka starting for the home team.
New York is 3-7 this season for -5.5 units, while Atlanta is 7-3, including 5-0 at home. Despite all this, the Mets are -125 on the road with a total of 8 at Bovada. The public likes the home underdog with 59 percent of bets on Atlanta and 81 percent of the money. A whopping 81 percent of tickets are on the under, yet 77 percent of cash on the over, indicating very sharp money on a high-scoring game.
When a team is laying at least 115 on road, despite a winning percentage deficit of at least .300, going with the chalk is 82-36 for +34 units and 20.5 ROI. When a team is undefeated at home with at least five home wins, yet home underdogs, the road team is a perfect 5-0 all-time, with three of the wins by at least three runs. Both of these supersystems favor the Mets.
NY has an OBP of .343 last 10 games, compared to .316 for Atlanta. New York has gone under 6-0 with deGrom after scoring two or fewer runs previous game. Atlanta has won seven straight games on grass. New York has gone under 8-1 as road chalk. The Braves are 7-1 at home in series.
The teams and pitchers met on Opening Day, with NY winning 1-0. Hence deGrom enters with a 1.64 ER, Soroka 1.59. deGrom is 7-7 with a 1.90 ERA in 22 career starts to the Bravos, with Soroka 4-0 with a 2.27 ERA in six starts to the Metropolitans.
Underachieving slugger Yoenis Cespedes has left the Mets and is not expected to return.
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